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27 Dec 2011 21:36


World: Prince Philip leaves hospital, immediately heads to gun-shooting party

  • Some people had expected him to grab his gun and race off to start shooting again as soon as he got back to Sandringham – but he is being sensible.
  • A Norfolk, England villager • Discussing the recent release of Prince Philip from the hospital. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is married to Queen Elizabeth, began his hospital stay Friday night after complaining of chest pains. He had to miss out on the family’s Christmas and Boxing Day traditions — but left the hospital in good spirits. The 90-year-old royal figure received a minimally-invasive coronary stenting procedure, and was released Tuesday; he’s been ordered to rest, however. Over the past year he has attended over 300 public and formal engagements, so resting might be harder than it sounds for him. In fact, as soon as he left, he went to a shooting party at the Sandringham Estate, where he was said to be in a “cheerful” mood. source

18 Jun 2010 13:51


World: Pop quiz: Guess which country this soap opera takes place in

The only hint we’re going to give you: Despite the telltale signs, this is not, in fact, “The Hills.” Click the link to see if you’re right. source

19 Jan 2010 21:06


World: New text-message-censoring cottage industry opens up in China

  • Well, that #(&(@&@ sucks. Screw them. China, currently kings of the sassy-kid-talkin’ “I do what I want” bandwagon, are forcing phone companies in the country to censor text messages with “illegal or unhealthy content,” mostly by suspending service to unwitting dirty-joke-makers. Just to make sure China blocks this post after we put it up:
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  • There, that should do it. source

03 Jan 2010 22:28


U.S., World: If you fly to the U.S. from these 14 nations, it’s patdown time

  • Afghanistan • Algeria • Cuba • Iran • Iraq • Lebanon • Libya • Nigeria • PakistaN • Saudi Arabia • Somalia • Sudan • Syria • Yemen source

03 Dec 2009 20:20


World: Amanda Knox emotionally proclaims her innocence to Italian jury

  • They say that I am calm. I am not calm. I fear to lose myself, to have the mask of the assassin forced upon me. I fear to be defined as someone I am not.
  • American foreign exchange student and murder suspect Amanda Knox • Speaking in Italian at her trial on Thursday. Knox, often called “Foxy Knoxy” in the Italian press, is on trial in the 2007 knifing death of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. The jury deliberates this weekend. source

03 Dec 2009 09:48


World: A suicide bomber in Somalia shows the government’s fragility

  • It proves the aggressive power [the insurgents have], and their determination to take over this country. They can easily go at the heart of the system. This will create a lot of panic for all the supporters of the government.
  • Somali diplomat Mohammed Aden • On a suicide bombing in Somalia, a mostly lawless country barring a handful of blocks in the capital of Mogadishu. Guess where the suicide bombing occurred. The attack killed at least 10, including three government ministers. source

30 Nov 2009 10:17


World: China charges a bunch of people with covering up a mine disaster

  • 58 were charged in the cover-up – including 10 journalists source

29 Nov 2009 20:52


World: Iran to the rest of the world: Screw you guys, you suck.

  • Iran has officially moved from “double dare” to “triple dog dare.” With the class of a unlikeable bully on the playground, Iran announced today that they planned to open up 10 new enrichment plants. Iran was responding to a demand by the UN that they stop enriching at Fordow, the site that was only disclosed recently. FYI: Iran responds, guns blazing, both middle fingers in the air. source

27 Nov 2009 09:45


World: An Afghan airstrike leads top German minister Franz Josef Jung to resign

  • He’s the third top official to resign this week. Jung and others were under pressure after a September attack in Afghanistan killed civilians. It came out in local newspaper Bild that Jung and others likely knew of the civilian casualties from the point it happened. Those who resigned all assumed responsibility for the attacks. source

22 Nov 2009 09:23


World: Iran treats its former reformist vice-presidents like garbage

  • $700,000to bail the dude out source